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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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6,897 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,897
Reviews: 2,236
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 256
Gots: 803 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This time I'm finally getting it on tap. Kind of a dirty straw/honey golden color. More clarity out of the tap than out of the bottle. Creamy just off-white head. More of a floral hops for me. This time the citrus and pineapple reveal themselves. I didn't notice this with bottles, but this keg was freshly tapped and obviously had never seen sunlight. Hops are also more prevalent. Malts seemed to ride in the backseat where they belong. I get some grapefruit on the back end along with an odd hint of vanilla. Felt nice in the mouth. Although this has let me down out of the bottle, the fresh draft was very good. I'd have to give this a Rachel Ray Yum-O.

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12 Oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip

A- Pours clear golden yellow at first but becomes hazy when sediment is disturbed. About a quarter finger of a white head.

S- Impressive citrus off the bat. Pineapple and grapefruit and lime. A slightly sweet maltiness.

T- Not as bitter as I expected but the flavor is overwhelmingly citrusy. A lot of pineapple, grapefruit and lime as well as mango and orange come through in the middle of the mouth. The malt backbone is very subtle but sweet and breaddy and goes pleasantly well with the flavor from the hops. Its rather refreshing and pleasing to drink.

M- Medium body, Not too bitter. A refreshed aftertaste of citrus.

O- An excellent IPA, one of the best single IPA's out there. I wish this was distributed to my area.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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